300 Letters in 30 Days
I just finished writing 300 letters in the month of November for Operation Gratitude. If you are not familiar with Operation Gratitude, check it out!
Was Skeptical If I Could Do It!
Writing is my thing, and I don’t have to write three hundred different letters, just change it up a little for New Recruits, Vets, and deployed soldiers.
It wasn’t knowing what to write that made me wonder if I could do it. It was in my mind the time involved that I thought would be really involved. I thought that making the commitment might just be a little too much. Too hard for me to squeeze in amongst everything else I have to do and my TBI rehabilitation.
I Was Wrong!
I got into a routine of writing my ten letters a day. Normally it would take me about 10-15 minutes. Maybe 2o minutes if I was having a bad TBI day.
Once I got used to doing it every day, it was easy! By taking just a small portion of my time and doing something to help others a month later I have 300 letters to send to veterans, new recruits and deployed soldiers. It was easy and wasn’t an imposition on my time at all.
So What’s The Point?
I chose to dedicate myself to writing letters for Operation Gratitude. This organization is close to my heart since Tycen is a Veteran who deployed seven times. And when my dad served in Vietnam my Granny wrote him a letter every single day.
This is just one thing that I decided I was going to dedicate myself to for the month of November, in honor of Veterans Day.
Think Of The Difference You Could Make
You could make a difference in the life of others by doing things as I did like writing letters.
There are so many ways! You could write letters or volunteer at a local park. Visit people at nursing homes… walk dogs at the animal shelter.
If you have certain skills and want to make a difference in the world or lives of others you can do it in just a small commitment of your time each day. Get online, do some research I guarantee you there is an opportunity out there for you.
Even IF It’s Just Committing Time To Yourself
Maybe you aren’t interested in serving others at the moment. My 300 letters in 30-days project made me realize that you can commit a little bit of time to something that means a lot to you each day, and make a big difference.
Maybe you will read for 20 minutes a day. Take your dog for a 20-minute walk. Do a 20-minute workout. If you are artistic spend time drawing. If you play an instrument practice for a while.
There are so many things that you can do for just a short time each day that can make a difference in your life or someone else’s.